Dublin: Applus+ chose BT, a leading global provider of communications and IT services, to design, build and manage the network for Ireland’s National Car Test (NCT) service.
A complex infrastructure was delivered on time and on budget, with BT involved in every element from procuring hardware in the 46 local test centres to hosting infrastructure in its Dublin Data Centre.
The design and roll-out of a multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) network was the first phase in a three-year €3.5m contract, connecting the test centres to the Applus+ head office in Dublin as well as the Data Centre.
“By rolling out a best- in-class network that is resilient enough to support its mission-critical service, we ticked the two boxes that were an immediate priority for Applus+,” said Colm O’Neill, Business Managing Director, BT Ireland. “But this deal also typifies the long-term partnership approach that BT cultivates with its customers.”
Grant Henderson, managing director of Applus+ in Ireland and Britain, said: ”The BT- managed service allows us to concentrate on our core business of inspecting 800,000 vehicles a year in Ireland, confident that BT will give our company the infrastructure we need to serve our customers, quickly and efficiently.”
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